Phylicia Rashad News

Date of Birth: June 19, 1948 (67)
Birth Place: Houston, TX, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live! and Smash. Their Broadway credits include Promises, Promises and How to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits include Hairspray, Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun and Footloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation of Pippin and much more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Remembering E'dena Hines, Slain Granddaughter of Morgan FreemanSTAGE TUBE: Remembering E'dena Hines, Slain Granddaughter of Morgan Freeman
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2015

A glimpse at the artistry and talent of E'dena Hines. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The PublicSaycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, November 8, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Members from THE WIZ Reunite in Central Park!Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Members from THE WIZ Reunite in Central Park!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Several original cast members from the iconic Broadway premiere production of THE WIZ convened last night in honor of the show's 40th anniversary in a series of special performances. Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater and more will joined to celebrate the musical in Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park with a series of special outdoor celebrations featuring song, story and dance titled THE WIZ: A CELEBRATION IN DANCE & MUSIC. Check out photos below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Ease on down the road to Central Park for a WIZ reunion! (more...)

Actress Ebony Jo-Ann to Release New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me'Actress Ebony Jo-Ann to Release New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Multiple award-winning theatre, film and television actress, Ebony Jo-Ann releases her new Blues CD, Please Save Your Love for Me on her independent label, Blackgold Production on Friday, September 18th. (more...)

Bo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC RepBo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse and Kansas City Repertory Theatre announce the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (Blood and Gifts). (more...)

August Wilson's Entire 10-Play Century Cycle Now Available In Full To StreamAugust Wilson's Entire 10-Play Century Cycle Now Available In Full To Stream
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

Relive the epic cycle by August Wilson! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Reunite For THE WIZ In Central Park, 8/12Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Reunite For THE WIZ In Central Park, 8/12
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 27, 2015

Ease on down to Central Park this August! (more...)

NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the U.S. Premiere of Nobody's Girl by Australian Playwright Rick Viede.  (more...)

Musical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an UnderstudyMusical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an Understudy
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2015

As usual, Jennifer Ashley Tepper puts the history of musical theatre into perfect perspective. (more...)

VIDEO: A New Chapter in the 'Rocky' Saga Has Arrived - Check Out Trailer for CREEDVIDEO: A New Chapter in the 'Rocky' Saga Has Arrived - Check Out Trailer for CREED
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The film explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. (more...)

Marc Raboy, Photographer of Broadway Legends, Passes AwayMarc Raboy, Photographer of Broadway Legends, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Sad news this evening. BroadwayWorld has just learned that Marc Raboy, well known photographer of Broadway legends and more, has passed away. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/19/2015 - Father's Day Weekend!WAKE UP with BWW 6/19/2015 - Father's Day Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Benefits, readings, concerts, and more, all in time for Father's Day! (more...)

Alan Cumming Pens Column on the 'Terror' and 'Fun' of Hosting the TonysAlan Cumming Pens Column on the 'Terror' and 'Fun' of Hosting the Tonys
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Now that he's had time to absorb the experience, 2015 Tony Awards co-host Alan Cumming has written a guest column for The Globe and Mail detailing his nerves and expectations for the big night, plus how he feels now that the (fun but terrifying) ordeal is over. (more...)

VIDEO: Conan's Bill Tull Breaks Down the 2015 TONY AWARDSVIDEO: Conan's Bill Tull Breaks Down the 2015 TONY AWARDS
by - Jun 11, 2015

Tull breaks down the 2015 TONY AWARDS and even reveals who he believes got robbed of theater's biggest award! (more...)

59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

59E59 Theaters will the 2015/2016 5A Season with the New York premiere of THREESOME, written by Yussef El Guindi, and directed by Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. (more...)

BWW TV: Randy Rainbow Chats with Broadway's Best on the Tonys Red Carpet!BWW TV: Randy Rainbow Chats with Broadway's Best on the Tonys Red Carpet!
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 9, 2015

THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, aired live from Radio City Music Hall, last night Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the entire night - including the red carpet with Randy Rainbow. Check out his interviews with some of Broadway's biggest stars below! (more...)

UPDATE: Ratings for 2015 TONY AWARDS Drop in Key Demo, Overall ViewershipUPDATE: Ratings for 2015 TONY AWARDS Drop in Key Demo, Overall Viewership
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Featuring some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Bradley Cooper and Helen Mirren, CBS's broadcast of the 69th Annual TONY AWARDS held its own against Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Sunday Night ratings (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Open the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDSVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Open the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Below, watch the opening number featuring this year's TONY AWARDS featuring hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming! (more...)

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